Rijkswaterstaat partnering with the Procura+ Conference

Published on: 12 March 2024, 15:55 hrs

Rijkswaterstaat is proud to be a partner of the 2024 Procura+ Conference, taking place in Lisbon (Portugal) on 13 and 14 March 2024. The event, co-organised by ICLEI Europe and the City of Lisbon will highlight how circular, social, sustainable and innovation public procurement contribute to the transformation of our societies.

We have become a pioneer in mainstreaming circular and sustainable public procurement. Seeking to create a sustainable living environment and to make its operations fully circular by 2050.

Where can you find Rijkswaterstaat during the 2024 Procura+ Conference?

At the Procura+ conference 2024, participants will learn more about our work at the parallel deep dive sessions. One will be about circular procurement and is co-organised by Rijkswaterstaat, with a focus on adapting one’s organisation. The sessions on Buy social and on Transforming infrastructure will have speakers from us.

Also, we will actively contribute to the Market Lounge discussions, contributing with a session on the CFIT and presenting the Dutch/Belgian SPP tool, a user-friendly interface for sustainable, social and circular criteria for public procurers, used to make their markets more sustainable.

Rijkswaterstaat will also discuss on how an organization can rearrange itself to make (public) procurement its last resort, through a principle of ‘Buy less! Refuse, Rethink and Reorganise’.

About the conference

Procura+ conference 2024 will present good practices and approaches for strategic procurement across thematic areas, key product and service sectors such as biodiversity, buildings, construction, energy, food and catering; ICT; mobility and textiles.

For over 25 years, the Procura+ Conference has been one of ICLEI’ Europe’s flagship events where circular, sustainable and innovation procurement policy meets practice, and where procurement innovations have originated. The Procura+ Conference series aims to equip participants wanting to implement high quality, cost effective, circular, sustainable, and innovative procurement practices with the latest professional information, advice, tools and networking opportunities.

Please read the full program on the website Procura+ Conference for more information.